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Diascia Personata

09 September 2016 20:56:16

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For me this is a must have plant in my garden which I first saw in The Bay Garden.  It flowers all summer long!!!! It does fall over a bit but I still love it!!! Also it is so easy from cuttings!!! 

Very wet today!!!

Have a great weekend! Think tomorrow will be better!!

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Jacky Quirke Jacky Quirke 09 September 2016 21:22:05

Gorgeous, i have seen them before, must get some hopefully next year, was a horrible day wasn't it, hopefully tomorrow will be kind to us.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 September 2016 21:27:31

That's beautiful. I've never had much luck with Diascia.

Tomorrow couldn't possibly be any worse than today. Miserable out.

JoanG JoanG 09 September 2016 22:29:04

Totally agree Linda.  Myrtle gave me a rooted cutting at our Johnstown get-together in January and it came on so well that I got two cuttings off it in spring, gave one away and now have two plants thriving here.  Yours looks super. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 09 September 2016 22:40:45

Love it but never last longer than two years in my garden. Have also failed with cuttings  dying during the winter. You plant is looking super.

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 09 September 2016 22:56:41

Saturday a little better but then more rain unfortunately .

Fleurette Fleurette 10 September 2016 00:37:34

I had always resisted diascia.  The small low-growing ones never did particularly well for Me. But then my friend persuaded me to grow diascia personata. What a success.  It has been growing brilliantly for a few years now, and in view of what you say, Mary, I just hope it continues for a long time yet. 

sallysarah sallysarah 10 September 2016 07:36:02

Bought this lovely D.personata at the Galway Saturday Market a couple of years back and it's doing great.  Gorgeous photos, Linda.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 10 September 2016 08:27:06

Margot, I would think that is would do well in your nice free draining soil than my clay soil.

Jackie Jackie 10 September 2016 09:52:31

i have this too and I just love it. Much better morning here. 

LindaB LindaB 10 September 2016 14:19:15

I think the trick is to keep popping a few cuttings into the ground so if the parent dies, gets woody or blows over in the wind you will always have a supply!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 10 September 2016 17:55:19

Totally agree Linda, but I am always late in taking cuttings and they rot off during the winter months.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 12 September 2016 22:09:31

Was just going to put up a similar journal about this great plant! Mine is sprawling over my Spirea which had finished flowering just in time :-) It is till looking splendid - it must be well over 4 feet high!


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